Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of both traditional and modern gift materials, as well as classic flower and gemstone symbols, which mark a couple’s 51st wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Pasture Theme|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – France||Camelia|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||No traditional gift|
|Flower Gift||Favourite Flowers|
|Gemstone Gift||Blue Sapphire|
|Modern Gift||Personalised Framed Photo|
About 51st Wedding Anniversaries
After last year’s momentous celebration of five decades of married life, it might be a little difficult to come up with another special gift to mark your 51st wedding anniversary. As always, however, we are here to help.
Traditional anniversary gift lists aren’t much assistance any more, as they tend to become quite scarce for ideas after the 50th anniversary. No matter, though, because with a little thought and creativity you can find something that tells your partner you would marry them all over again – and lets your parents or grandparents know how much you love them.
How to Celebrate a 51st Wedding Anniversary
Neither are there any traditional symbols to commemorate the 51st anniversary. So that opens up the opportunity of considering thoughtful homemade anniversary gifts that bring together a variety of ideas. Including, for example, a gift basket filled with items that both mum and dad would enjoy. Or photo-based gifts such as a homemade scrapbook or a framed personalised poem.
Parties are always popular and fun for any anniversary celebration. This year, keeping it low-key after last year’s excitement, you could arrange an informal open house for the day, with family and friends visiting and spending time together. Or let someone else do the preparation and cooking, and invite your closest circle to a surprise party in a local restaurant, bistro pub or club.
A kiss on the hand may feel very, very good, but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever.” Quoted by: Anita Loos
Sweet Summertime Bouquet – £18.99, Flying Flowers
51st Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him, Her, Parents and Grandparents
With there not being much in the way of traditional items for your 51st wedding anniversary, why not change the scenery and drive (or even jet) away for the weekend.
Alternatively, jewellery never disappoints. Blue sapphires have a traditional association with the 51st anniversary and make a stunning gift for all ages.
Or you could share gift-giving with your partner this year, and together buy home accessories to create a cosy new level of comfort as you enjoy a quiet evening on the sofa with a favourite takeaway, bottle of wine and nostalgic movie marathon on the telly.
51st Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 51st wedding anniversary?
Golfing Caps & Hats – £18.00, Scottsdale Golf
Men’s Silk Reversible Scarf – £44.95, Ties Planet
Personalised Cricket Hip Flask – £29.95, The Personalised Gift Shop
Mini Exercise Bike For Home – £69.00, Menkind
These ideas would also make great gifts for parents or grandparents celebrating their 51st anniversary. Simply tailor your gifts around their interests.
Set of New Golf Balls – £29.99, Scottsdale Golf
Stellarscope Constellation Finder – £35.00, Menkind
Personalised Face Masks – £9.99, Snapfish
Award Winning Beers Gift – £47.99, Funky Hampers
51st Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 51st wedding anniversary?
Swarovski Sapphire Louison Bracelet – £165.00, Acotis
Butterfly & Birds Animal Print Shawl – £7.95, Ties Planet
Lapzer Laptop Desk – £35.00, Menkind
Sapphire & Diamond Cluster Necklace – £1,250.00, Goldsmiths
Check out our other wedding anniversary pages for more gift ideas.
Head Gardener Slate Plaque – £14.99, The Personalised Gift Shop
Heated Foot Massager – £49.00, Menkind
Prosecco Lovers Hamper – £27.50, Funky Hampers
Vera Wang With Love Nouveau Treasure Box – £55.00, Wedgwood
51st Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
Photo Canvas Prints Set of 4 – £23.99, Snapfish
Set of 2 Bluetooth Headphones – £25.00, Menkind
G&B Indulgent Dark Chocolate Basket – £30.00, G & B
Champagne with Personalised Label – £79.99, PGS
Travel & Experience Gifts
Tea for Two Gift Box – £34.99, Red Letter Days
Gourmet Getaways Gift Box – £119.99, Red Letter Days
- Location visit
- Travel and activity gift vouchers
- Adventure days
- Food and drink (afternoon tea for two)
- Country house stay and dinner for two
- Escape to the country (many locations to choose from)
- Luxury spa day for two
- The View from the Shard and lunch for two
The traditional 51st anniversary gemstone is blue sapphire.
- Tie Pin
For Something Slightly Different…
- It’s been a while now, but how about returning to the place you were engaged, tied the knot or spent your honeymoon? Staying in the same hotel and dining in the restaurant where it all began – if they have also stood the test of time.
- Otherwise… you could rent a vintage car (50-plus years old, of course) and head off for a gourmet picnic in the countryside or by the sea.
Whatever you decide to buy or do for a 51st wedding anniversary gift – whether it is beautiful flowers, stunning jewellery, a memorable weekend break or a poignant personal gesture such as a scrapbook of memories – this is another impressive celebration. You would now have been married for 18,615 days or 1,116,900 hours – so enjoy adding to that cherished time together.